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Fort Dodge Woman To Federal Prison For Meth Conspiracy

February 3, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A woman who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced February 3, 2012, to 6 years in federal prison.

Rachel Clavey, 29, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after an October 18, 2011, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession or aiding and abetting another in the possession of 5 grams or more of pure methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Clavey admitted that from January 2010 through June 2011 she participated in the manufacture and distribution of more than 50 grams of pure methamphetamine in the Webster City, Iowa, and Fort Dodge, Iowa, area. Clavey also admitted that on March 2, 2010, she possessed, or aided and abetted another in the possession of, 5 grams or more of pure methamphetamine. Also, on March 2, 2010, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a residence occupied by Clavey and co-conspirator Matthew Mueller, and seized 18 grams of pure methamphetamine and a number of items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Clavey was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Clavey was sentenced to 72 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed. She must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Clavey is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until she can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, and Fort Dodge Police Department.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 11-3022.



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